I have been dying to share this recipe with you! For about a year. I actually share it all the time, but now it will be nice to have it all written and in one place for everyone. I was introduced to this delicious concoction back when the hubs and I completed a 30-day cleanse. It was all sorts of intense and most everything we had to drink was yucky. Looking back, it’s hard to believe we really made it the entire 30 days. We cleansed our liver, colon, and kidneys.
The portion of the cleanse that we drank this was during weeks 2 & 4. This was the “Kidney Flush Drink”. It was the only decent tasting aspect of the entire cleanse. We drank it every morning for both of the weeks. It wasn’t too long into it that we realized that we liked it so much that we would probably continue to drink it even after the cleanse was over. Since then (January 2013) we’ve incorporated this drink into our daily routine. We make 4 quarts a day, two each for my husband and I. If you struggle with getting your water down (which is extremely important) this is the perfect way to help get you through the day.
- 1 large lemon -or-
- 2 small limes
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. Stevia powder
- 7-10 drops liquid cayenne
- 32 oz. water
- Squeeze juice from your citrus of choice into quart jar. Add remaining ingredients. Mix together. Enjoy!
- You can also use liquid stevia. We like the NOW Better Stevia Original Liquid Extract which you can order on Amazon, or at your local health food store. If using, you'll need approx. 7 drops (instead of the 1/4 tsp. powder).
The best part about it is all of the questions I get since I drink this out of a mason jar. Who knew it was so interesting to so many people? It honestly doesn’t look that strange to me, yet it turns more heads than you can imagine. We opt for the mason jar because since the drink is acidic we don’t want it leaching any chemicals from plastic bottles. So our preference is drinking from glass. I’ve gotten so used to it that it’s hard for me to drink anything from plastic anymore.
You can buy your liquid cayenne from your local health food store, but it’s pretty pricy. We buy ours online generally from Vitacost (which is where we buy a lot of our natural products like soap, deodorant, and toothpaste). Most often we are buying enough to not only get free shipping, but to also take advantage of extra discounts that they offer regularly. I know it sounds strange to add cayenne to your drink, but it is so delicious! I’m not generally a spicy fan but I love the extra kick that it gives, literally leaving me thirsty for more!
*If you’d like more information on the cleanse we did, feel free to contact me and I’d love to email you details!